Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we go through Amazon Wireless recent anti-iPhone strategy, by dropping the price of the Galaxy S III in half on iPhone launch day. We later talk about the Galaxy S III Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software upgrade details, which are set for next month. We then go through Google’s anti-iPhone strategy by offering free public Wi-Fi through Boingo starting today and until the month ends, exclusively for Android customers. Then it’s Nokia-Windows Phone time as we talk about Nokia’s Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade plans for current Lumia [...]
The Nokia Lumia 610 — not the one equipped with NFC — which saw its manual being leaked on the internet thanks to FCC is the Finnish manufacturer’s most affordable Windows Phone.
Those in the Philippines will be the first ones to see the Lumia 610 in the last week of April. Future owners in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam will have to wait a couple of more weeks with more regions following this quarter.
Black, cyan, magenta and white are the color options and for the estimated retail price of EUR189 (around $250) [...]
At the ongoing WiMA NFC in Monaco (Global NFC Applications Products and Service Congress) Nokia announced an NFC-enabled variant of the recently launched (at MWC) Nokia Lumia 610. Orange will be the carrier of choice which will bring the Lumia 610 NFC to the market, early in the third quarter of 2012.
The NFC inside the new Lumia 610 will allow for seamless connection with NFC accessories; additionally, it will also be able to read NFC tags. NFC payments and ticketing solutions are also in; furthermore, the phone is “certified for contactless payments both with MasterCard [...]
Last time we looked, Nokia Music was updated to version 2.0 with UI and audio improvements. This time around, the application has been updated to version 2.1.
The changelog includes general improvements in performance and responsiveness, Nokia Music Unlimited (only available in selected countries and on certain devices) as well as controls for shuffle and repeat in the music player. If you have a Nokia Windows Phone and you use the application you might want to consult your Marketplace on the device for the refresh.
Source: WindowsPhoneITAVia: WMPowerUser
The same way we heard about Nokia preparing its TV app for Lumia Windows Phones, Nokia Reading will soon make its way into the Marketplace as the Finnish company’s e-book store, as presented at this year’s MWC.
The first country to get it will be Russia with UK, Germany, Italy, France and Spain following. If you have a Lumia 610, 700 or 800, you will be able to grab it as a free download (the 900 will have it pre-installed). There will be plenty of free e-books but there will be also an added RSS reader feature that will allow you to pin publications to the home [...]
The screenshots above come from Russia and they are allegedly snapped off of Nokia’s upcoming TV application to soon grace Lumia Windows Phones. Nokia TV would nicely compliment an already interesting application offering that the Espoo-company is offering to its Windows Phone customers.
According to the report, Nokia TV will allow for video show streaming on WiFi and Data from a searchable database of local network offerings. The first country to see the app will allegedly be Finland, with local stations like YLE, MTV3 and Nelopen being supported. There’s no info on [...]
It is March 28, and, as Stephen Elop himself hinted (promised), Nokia made its Windows Phone debut in China. The first CDMA Nokia Windows Phone on the market is the 800C, introduced with China Telecom.
It will become available in April in the two best-selling flavors: black and cyan. If you are looking for something else (cheaper), make sure to wait until the second quarter of the year (which is just around the corner) when a CDMA version of the Lumia 610 will also land on China Telecom’s line-up.
Future owners of the Lumia 800C on China Telecom will have access to [...]
After recently updating its Nokia Drive and Maps applications for Windows Phone, the Finnish company isn’t stopping here as the Nokia Music application also received a version bump to number two.
The good folks at WPCentral reached out to Nokia and found out that the new version of Nokia Music only includes UI and audio improvements. However, every incremental version number counts and speaks of dedication. As it unfortunately turns out though, the application refresh is not available in the U.S. (which could be good news for international readers who were always [...]